Friday, September 14, 2012

Francophile Friday: Julien Boulangerie in Paris

Illustration of Julien Boulangerie, Paris, by Shell-Sherree, ink & watercolour ACQUIRE PRINTS

Strolling along past Jean-Noël Julien's award-winning boulangerie on rue Saint-Honoré is most opportune, as we can procure both lunch and afternoon tea within.  {Thanks to dear Katie for the inspiration!}  Not only will we find some Best in Show baguettes {the medallions on the windows tell us so} but once we've dealt with the sensible part of the meal, we can graze for the rest of the afternoon on macarons, chouquettes and other sweet what-nots ~ until we succumb to a sugar-dazed temptation to wear something darling like this.  Then, we'll know it's time to stop.  And on that note...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

Jean-Noël Julien
75 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

PS:  September is Save the Koala Month.  You can find out more by clicking here... thank you.

23 comments:

  1. Oh the wonderful, wonderful hat (or headpiece?) that reminds me so much of the dear old bathing-caps of my youth, all glorious rubber flowers. Would that I had one of those now so that I could hold my head up with pride at our boulangerie meet. I shall scour the Internet this very second to see whether they still exist. To hell with work!

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  2. You made this sound like Happy Food Friday!

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  3. ok, I'm there. Send me directions and a time to meet up

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  4. Have to say: the best baguette in Paris is no small distinction, is it? So I'm there too—and I'll see your wonderful hat a raise you the fabulous turn-of-the-century chapeau that I found in my great-grandmother's attic!

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  5. How delish, Shell! Very good of you to highlight the plight of the koalas! Hugs and brrrts!

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  6. One should always wear a hat when entering an award-winning boulangerie. It will also be a good way for us to recognize each other. Since I don't wear hats (though I might be tempted by Alexa's great-grandmother's hat)I'll just wear a flower in my hair. Something small, understated. Don't want to scare the masses.
    You know, just this once I think I'd take a good baguette over a macaron! Who am I kidding? I'd eat the baguette and a few macarons for good (or bad) measure!

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  7. Oh, how lovely. I'd love a baugette and jam and lots of tea...

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  8. This beautiful illustration is definitely the next best thing to visiting Julien, which is my favorite overall boulangerie/patisserie in Paris. They have delicious bread (which they turn into yummy sandwiches of many varieties), caramel and speculoos éclairs (to die for!), and my all-time breakfast treat, the Breton specialty called Kouing aman (which is a circular pastry made with I believe an entire stick of butter). I see kitty approves too!

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  9. Mise ~ excellent! Your sacrifice will not go unrewarded...

    Cafe ~ Happy Food Friday sounds good to me!

    Pasadena Adjacent ~ we shall meet at a hair past a freckle. Follow the breadcrumb trail.

    Alexa ~ I'd love to see your great-grandmother's hat! It sounds magnificent.

    Thanks, Favourite Vintage Finds, and right back at you.

    Cali ~ the next person to visit Julien's must see if there is a hat code upon entry, given the decorated nature of the establishment!

    Indie.Tea ~ simple, yet elegant. I like it!

    Thanks, Katie! I'm glad this brings you happy memories. A couple of people {including you!} have told me about speculoos. An élair version sounds mighty fine!

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  10. May we ALL gather of a baguette in Paris together!!!!
    V

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  11. I like Virginia's suggestion.

    A wonderful baguette sandwich, finished with a couple of macarons and tea sounds divine. (And a special treat for kitty, of course).

    That hat is glam! Reminds me a bit of Carmen Miranda's fruit-piled hats. I also remember those swimming caps with the rubber flowers that Mise mentioned. Thank you for a lovely weekend,Shell!

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  12. Shell, I always click all of your links. Always. Your blog may be the only one I can honestly say that about. But such rewards!

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  13. That would be some gathering, dear V!

    Ms M ~ there could easily be some Carmen Miranda inspiration in that hat!

    Thanks, Petrea. Sometimes I worry I include too many links, so I'm relieved to hear that. {And more than a little chuffed!}

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  14. Went to a vintage fair today and think that that hat would have been just the ticket there too. Now for a baguette..............

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  15. Ohhhhh! I love their pastries, but I have only been to the store on Rue Notre Dame des Champs - miam-miam!

    Love as always your lovely interpretation and art.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. If you'd worn such a hat at a vintage fair, Debs, you'd have had plenty of offers to buy it!!

    Genie ~ perhaps you'll get a chance to visit this one next time. Bisous, my sweet.

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  17. I just had dinner, but now I'm hungry again.

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  18. I love how I get whisked off to Paris on Francophile Fridays/Mondays. I hadn't known what a chouquette was (does that make me a faux Francophile?) but now that I've read all about this pretty little pastry, I'm prepared to wear the floral hat before, during and after indulging.

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  19. Sorry, Margaret. Shall I email you a snack?

    Susan ~ there's a marvellous French bakery here in Brisbane named Chouquette. I'm overdue for a visit!

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  20. Boulangeries like that are nice to talk. Eating there is a pleasure that creates a good dialogue.

    Hugs

    Val

    Barcelona Daily Photo

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  21. Irredento Urbanita ~ very nicely said! Have a lovely afternoon...

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  22. I had two of your illos left to be framed, and finally found the right frames. Spent all last night toiling with those damned frames, but they look wonderful.

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  23. Hiker, that's great news. I'm so happy for you ~ I know you've been waiting a while to find 'the very thing'. {Perhaps a quick photo when you get a chance... I'd love to see them!}

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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